Was the plane kidnapped by nature? How can an airplane with 239 passengers onboard vanish in the sky? The disappearance of the Malaysian Airline Flight 370 has remained a mystery; relatives of the passengers onboard have been fighting with many questions that have no answers, frustration has become part of their livelihood. The plane disappeared in March last year and authorities are still looking for it.
Conspiracy theorists have suggested various outlandish theories including the idea that the flight was abducted by aliens. Dr. Goong Chen of Texas A&M University has formulated his mathematical theory that explains how the airline vanished. His computer models suggest that the flight entered a vertical dive over the Indian Ocean, entering the water cleanly and without breaking up. The simulated crash solves some of the mysteries surrounding MH370 such as the lack of debris and spilled oil on the surface. Dr. Chen suggests that the plane’s body and wings sank rapidly explaining the lack of an oil slick on the surface.
His team of experts came to the final computer model after testing five different possible scenarios including the plane gliding across the water before sinking. With a lack of debris and spilled oil, the team concluded that the plane’s disappearance must have been because the jet made a vertical “water entry”. The researchers found the 90 degree entry was the only suitable solution that created limited pressure to leave no evidence of a crash.
Dr Chen said: “The true final moments of MH370 are likely to remain a mystery until someday when its black box is finally recovered and decoded, but forensics strongly supports that MH370 plunged into the ocean in a nosedive.
Australian authorities suggested that the current search area would not be expanded if the aircraft is not found. But the Malaysian government was quick to reassure family members last week that all would be done to find the plane. Rumors emerged that the search area which was confirmed six months ago could be doubled in time.
last month an unchartered shipwreck was found in the search initially giving hope to millions around the world especially the relatives of the passengers who were onboard. Speaking in May, Peter Foley, the ATSB’s Director of the Operational Search for Flight 370, said: “It’s a fascinating find, but it’s not what we’re looking for.”We’re not pausing in the search for MH370, in fact the vessels have already moved on to continue the mission.” The Daily Star reported.